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Worlds open with Qin's diving gold

Updated: July 18, 2009, 10:53 AM ET
Associated Press

ROME -- Qin Kai and Zhang Xinhua of China swept the top two places in 1-meter springboard diving to open the swimming world championships on Friday.

Qin compiled 449 points in the six-dive final. Zhang took silver with 445.90 points and Matthew Mitcham of Australia was third with 440.20.

Qin won gold at last year's Beijing Olympics with Wang Feng in 3-meter synchronized and took bronze in 3-meter springboard. He also won two golds at the last worlds in Melbourne, Australia, two years ...

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